The School of Professional Studies’ American Language Program (ALP) hosted its annual Winter Conference on Saturday, February 26, 2022. The conference, the eighth English-language learning conference held by the ALP, provides an opportunity for TESOL professionals and language educators to share their knowledge of and experience in academic English instruction. This year's conference was held remotely, so presenters and attendees were able to participate and attend from throughout the United States and abroad, including China and the United Kingdom. The theme for this year's conference, co-chaired by ALP lecturers Christopher W. Collins and Brittany Ober, was “Teaching and Learning Grammar.”
The event began with a plenary session presented by Scott Thornbury, an educator, lecturer, teacher, and author based in Barcelona, Spain, titled “The Persistence of Grammar.” Watch the video recording of the plenary presentation below.
ALP faculty also gave the following presentations:
- Lecturers Carolyn Dunn & Lydia Fass: “Engaging Grammar Tasks for Lower-Level Students”
- Lecturer Babi Kruchin: “Assessment and Power in the Writing Classroom”
- Senior Lecturer Judy Miller: “The Passive is Political”
- Lecturer Brittany Ober: “Teaching Grammar in the Remote Academic Writing Context”
- Senior Lecturer Shelley Saltzman: “Teaching Grammar Rhetorically in the ESP Classroom”